mySchool: Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women Leadership School (video)

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The Irma Lerma Rangel Young Women Leadership Academy lives by a phrase: “It’s not if you go to college, it’s where you go to college.”

The first public all-girl school in Texas takes its mission seriously to prepare its students for success after high school. Thanks to the Young Women’s Prepatory Network, Rangel Young Women Leadership Academy has a full-time College Bound Advisor who helps students with everything from SAT and ACT prep to visiting college campuses. The school also offers pre-AP, AP, and dual-credit classes.

“We believe we give (students) a rigorous foundation that will serve them well in college,” Principal Lisa Curry said.

Curry said the type of staff at Rangel is exemplified by Dana Clark, a 2015 Dallas ISD Teacher of the Year finalist who participates in a variety of professional development opportunities.

“(Our staff) go above and beyond becaue they want to make sure our students have the best foundation possible,” Curry said.

Learn more about the Rangel Young Women Leadership Academy in the above video.

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